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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Ellen want Kreton to teach her after the first mind trick?
2. What does Kreton claim this same trait means for the race?
3. What does Kreton finally do to begin his plan to take over the world?
4. Why does the aide think Powers hates him?
5. What has Kreton's race given up, along with the appendix?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Set design is imperative in conveying a specific sense of time and place within any play. Choose one of the following to discuss.
1. Choose one particular room in the set design. Explain all elements of the set, including the props, and explain how those elements are used to describe both the time and the place of the play.
2. Go through each room in the set, and choose one piece in each room that, alone, could convey a sense of time and space. What is the element? How does it function as an indicator of time and space? What else could it represent?
Essay Topic 2
In the play, Kreton admits his race no longer has sex as a result of the immortal status. What does this mean for his race, in terms of personal relationships? Do you think relationships would be as rewarding without sex or passion? Why? Could this explain Kreton's lack of moral behaviors? Why or why not? What would a lack of personal relationships do, psychologically, to an individual? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Nationalism is another theme that is present throughout the play. How is nationalism represented in the play? What is the result of this nationalism? How does this affect the storyline? What does this mean for the characters? Discuss nationalism not only from the aspect of the characters, but of Kreton too. He relies on nationalism to help him achieve his plan. What is in his way? Why?
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